A deep-sea port is planned for Kyaukphyu, in the western coastal Rakhine state, to
facilitate trade between Myanmar and its neighboring countries. The planned port
will serve as a transit trade center for goods destined for Chittagong, Yangon and
Calcutta. Kyaukphyu is currently capable of accommodating 4000 TEU container vessels,
and is located on a proposed road link between southwestern China's Yunnan province
and Myanmar's Sittwe. Experts said once the 2000km road is completed, Myanmar will
benefit from increased trade with China and job opportunities.